SCI 245 Geology
SCI 245 Geology SCI 245 Week 1 Assignment Minerals SCI 245 Week 1 CheckPoint Study of Earth SCI 245 Week 2 CheckPoint Fossils and the Geologic Column SCI 245 Week 2 DQ 1 And DQ 2 SCI 245 Week 3 Assignment Earthquakes SCI 245 Week 3 CheckPoint Plate Tectonic Theory SCI 245 Week 4..
SCI 245 Week 1 Assignment Minerals • Conduct the mineral lab at: http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/%5Cvirtual_lab/virtual_lab.html and use the mineral worksheet found in Appendix C to record your observations and results in identifying different minerals. • Write a summary answering the ..
SCI 245 Week 1 CheckPoint Study of Earth • Review Ch.1 in Visualizing Geography. This chapter discusses the Earth as a system comprised of four subsystems. • Write a 200- to 300-word description of how these four subsystems interact with one another. I..
SCI 245 Week 2 CheckPoint Fossils and the Geologic Column • Review Figure 3.6 on p. 68 of the text. How do fossils help in determining the relative age of strata? Are the three different localities around the same relative age? Explain your response. •  ..
SCI 245 Week 2 DQ 1 And DQ 2 Week 2 DQ 1 Select one of the following methods of evaluating geologic time: Absolute Dating/Numerical Age or Relative Dating. Describe your chosen method and how it is used to evaluate geologic time. Review another student’s method that is different from..
SCI 245 Week 3 Assignment Earthquakes • Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in APA format that distinguishes the types of plate margins and how they move. Also, discuss why earthquakes are common along plate margins or boundaries. • Respond to the followi..
SCI 245 Week 3 CheckPoint Plate Tectonic Theory Your younger brother is in 5th grade. He comes home and tells you to look at an animation his teacher showed him in geology class. Review the Continents of the Past animation on the student Web site. After viewing the animation, yo..
SCI 245 Week 4 CheckPoint Igneous Rocks • View the Igneous Rock animation on the student Web site. • Respond in 200- to 300-words to the following questions: o Where do igneous rocks originate? o How ..
SCI 245 Week 4 DQ 1 And DQ 2 Week 4 DQ 1 Describe how plate tectonics is related to the formation of volcanoes. Which type of plate margin commonly forms volcanoes? Name one of the most popular volcanoes in the United States or the world. If you need assistance, review the Ring ..
SCI 245 Week 5 Assignment Sedimentary Rocks • Resource: Clastic Sedimentary Rocks animation • Write a 700-word paper in APA format that provides an overview of how plate tectonics affects sedimentation. Answer the following questions: o &n..
SCI 245 Week 5 CheckPoint Weathering and Erosion • Create a 5- to 7-slide PowerPoint® of the following: o Description of difference between weathering and erosion. o Graphical representation of the following: • &n..
SCI 245 Week 6 CheckPoint Metamorphic Rocks • Respond to the following questions in 200- to 300-words: o Where do metamorphic rocks originate? How are they formed? o What are the two categories of metamorphic rocks? What are th..
SCI 245 Week 6 DQ 1 And DQ 2 Week 6 DQ 1 o View the Understanding Faults animation on the student Web site. o Describe the different types of faults and discuss at least one similarity and one difference between a fault and a fold. o If th..
SCI 245 Week 7 Assignment Deserts, Glaciers, and Climate • Review the following Ch. 13 video, “China Desert”: http://www.wiley.com/college/murck/0471747270/ngs_videos/china_desert/index.html • Review the following animations on the student Web site..
SCI 245 Week 7 CheckPoint Water Impacts • Review the following Ch. 12 video, “Sinking England” on the student Web site. • Review the following Web sites located on the student Web site: o Wave Refraction animation o ..
SCI 245 Week 8 CheckPoint Fossil Fuels and Minerals • Respond to the following in 300- to 350-words: o Where do fossil fuels and minerals come from? o Describe how at least one fossil fuel and mineral is formed from its source(s).&nb..
SCI 245 Week 8 DQ 1 And DQ 2 Week 8 DQ 1 Geologic events, such as volcanic activity, play an important role in forming many of our valuable resources, such as fossil fuel, lead, copper, and gold. For example, fig. 15.21 on p. 476 of the textbook shows the role of basaltic magma in forming one ..
SCI 245 Week 9 Capstone CheckPoint Discuss in 200- to 300-words, the importance of the science of geology to us as a civilization. Provide at least two examples. For example, the ability to predict earthquakes and other disasters, or understanding mining and the use of natural resources. ..
SCI 245 Week 9 Final Project Factors and Forces of Geological Features • Choose a state or one of the following regions: o Region 1: Interior Plain o Region 2: Appalachian Highlands o Region 3: Rocky Mo..
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